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NASSAU — Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA is moving millions of barrels of oil from a Bahamas storage facility after terminating a contract with the owner, Buckeye Partners LP, according to internal data and sources close to the decision. Buckeye and Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) had tried to resolve

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OVERFISHING IN SOUTH AMERICA: Fishermen in Chile use a purse seiner to catch Jack mackerel in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo courtesy: NOAA) GLAND, Switzerland — Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish, including food sources like tunas and groupers, towards

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FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN THE REGION: Nearly half of them go to waste, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). SANTIAGO, Chile – Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean announced their interest in promoting an international code of conduct to serve as a global guideline to

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SMOKE AND MIRRORS? The Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative building in Dulles, Virginia. When Jeffrey Prosser complained to the RTFC about it changing its accounting practices in mid-stream and costing his company $25 million over four years, the non-profit cooperative immediately moved to foreclose on $520 million in outstanding loans to

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CARSON WEN: Banking on the BVI to attract more Chinese millions to tiny Tortola. ROAD TOWN, Tortola –– The global campaign against money laundering combined with the Panama Papers made the Caribbean islands of sun, sand and offshore banking a near no-go zone for the world’s biggest banks, according to

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‘BLACK MASS’ PRIEST: Cuba is allowing transgender people to simulate Roman Catholic church rites on island with male clergy dressed as women and not approved by Pope Francis or the Vatican. By Sarah Marsh and Anett Rios MATANZAS (Reuters) – For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but

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Rosneft, Russia’s state oil company, says it has signed an agreement with Cuba’s state-run Cubametals to supply 250,000 tonnes of oil and diesel fuel. (Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters) HAVANA (Reuters) — Russia has begun shipping large quantities of oil to Cuba for the first time this century, sources said, as supplies to the

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TOO SEXY FOR HIS/HER SHIRT? Filipino “men” are coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands to teach underage boys and become role models for our impressionable youths, instructing them in the questionable ways of  an uncivilized part of Asia and their permissive, anti-Christian Asian culture … but not Caribbean culture …

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NOT BALING HAY: Cocaine seized off the coast of Curacao during joint training exercises. Photo Credit: MC3 (SW/AW) Casey J. Hopkins/U.S. Navy WILLEMSTAD — In the Navy’s version of the popular TV show, “Deadliest Catch,” the coastal patrol vessel Zephyr and its embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment have made a large

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DEAD ON THE TRACKS: Honduras in Central America is considered one of the most dangerous places on Earth. ADVERTORIAL: To get information about how you can help someone with a gambling addiction, press play below: WASHINGTON — A report released last month by the U.S. State Department credits the Honduras

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